Marie Letourneau lives with her family on Long Island, NY. Born in Queens, NY, Marie's family moved to Long Island when she was 5 years old. She grew up in Babylon Village - a quiet little town on the south shore of Long Island. She has been interested in illustrating books for as far back as she can remember. As child, she would make little books out of paper and staples and give them to family members as gifts. Marie studied fine arts at Hoftsra University's New College where she earned her BFA. In 2006, her first book as both author and illustrator entitled, "The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres" (Tanglewood Books) won ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Bronze Medal. She has done design work for (and appeared on) The Nate Berkus Show, and The Revolution with fashion icon Tim Gunn. In 2014, Marie was a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards for her stationery shop Le French Circus, on Etsy. She loves animals, beets, roller skating and plays roller derby. Marie is married with two children, they have two dogs and a cat.
Author's website: www.marieletourneau.com/
Author's Twitter: https://twitter.com/lefrenchcircus